In uncertain times investors look to assets that aren't as susceptible to volatile market forces. And few have performed as well, or are as beautiful to look at, as classic cars. With auction calendars ravaged by social distancing restrictions, private sales are fast replacing public ones as the means for collectors to improve their automotive portfolios.
And British auction house Bonhams is making sure they have plenty of options thanks to a new private sales platform including online consignments. Here are five great classics they are currently offering:
One of just 70 DB4 convertibles made, and one of only five "Series V" models with Vantage engines, this sporty British thoroughbred was the precursor to the famous Bond car.
One of only 100 examples built, this sporty Italian was designed as an elegant, open-top, V-12 grand tourer for Ferrari's gentleman clients looking for "the finest automotive experience money could buy."
This historic British beauty is believed to be a one-of-a-kind design, making it a truly unique find. Owned by the same family for 57 years, this model is known to be extremely reliable to boot.
Alfa Romeo 6C 2500s are rare, and cabriolet versions are even more so. This superb Super Sport represents "an exciting opportunity to acquire one of these historically important cars."
The English-built Ace was designed to be used for daily commuting or for high-speed long-distance touring, but it could also be "driven to a race meeting, campaigned with distinction, and driven home again—even if that race was Le Mans," Bonhams notes.